License RequirementsCurrent CPR certification requirements.Current driver's license, vehicle insurance, and access to a dependable vehicle or public transportation.
Additional State Specific RequirementsAL, AZ, ID, LA, MI, MS, MO, PA, SC, VA, WV - Successful completion of a competency evaluation.AR: Required to meet at least one of the following: 1) at least one year of experience in an institutional setting (home health agency, hospital, hospice, or long-term facility) verified by a previous employer. 2) Certificate issued by the state of Arkansas for working in long term care facilities-copy must be available for review. OR 3) Completion of 40 hour aide training course meeting requirements of AR regulations. In lieu of training course, a nursing student may qualify as a hospice aide by submitting documentation from the Director of Programs and|or the Dean of a School of Nursing that reflects the nursing student has demonstrated competency in providing basic nursing care in accordance with the school's curriculum.GA: Required to meet at least one of the following: Georgia certified nursing aide with current certification, or Individuals who have completed and can provide validation or documentation of completion of a home health aide training and competency evaluation program conducted in a Medicare-certified home health agency. The program must be conducted through classroom and supervised practical training totaling at least 75 hours.NC: Successful completion of a competency evaluation program and is listed on the Nurse Aide Registry at the Division of Health Service Regulation.TN: A person who has completed a total of seventy-five (75) hours of training which included sixteen (16) hours of clinical training prior to or during the first three (3) months of employment and who is qualified to provide basic services, including simple procedures as an extension of therapy services, personal care regarding nutritional needs, ambulation and exercise, and household services essential to care at home.WA: Must be registered or certified by the Washington Department of Health.
Skill RequirementsMature and able to deal effectively with the demands of a hospice aide position.Must be able to read, write, and carry out directions promptly and accurately.